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Sayed Kashua

Sayed Kashua, a writer, journalist and screenwriter, was born in the Israeli Arab town of Tira in 1975. Between 1990-1993, he studied at the High School for Sciences and Arts in Jerusalem, and later philosophy and sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since 1996, he has written for the Jerusalem weekly Kol Ha’Ir and the daily Haaretz on culture and television; he has also written Arab Labor, a satiric sitcom, for Israel TV. At present, he writes a satirical column in Haaretz and teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, having moved to the USA in 2014.
Kashua has been awarded the Grinzane Cavour Award for Debut Novel (Italy, 2004), the Prime Minister’s Prize (2005), the Lessing Prize for Critics (Germany, 2006), the Bernstein Prize (2011) and the Prix des Lecteurs du Var for Second Person Singular (France, 2012).


Books Published in Hebrew            
Dancing Arabs (novel), Modan, 2002 [Aravim Rokdim]
Let It Be Morning (novel), Keter, 2004 [Va-Yehi Boker]
Second Person Singular (novel),Keter, 2010 [Guf Sheni Yachid]
Native (essays), Keter, 2015 [Ben Ha-Aretz]

Track Changes (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2017 [Akov Achar Shinuyim]

Books in Translation            
Dancing Arabs
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2002            
French: Paris, Belfond, 2003; Paris, Ed. 10/18, 2006; Paris, Éditions de l'Olivier, 2015

Italian: Milano, Guanda, 2003; 2007
Dutch: Amsterdam, Vassallucci, 2003
English: New York, Grove/ Atlantic, 2004            
Polish: Sejny, Fundacja Pogranicze, 2005 
Spanish: Salamanca, Tropismos, 2006
Arabic: Cairo, Markaz al-Mahrusa, 2011

Let It Be Morning            
Italian: Milano, Guanda, 2005            
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2005  
Arabic: Lebanon, Saqi, 2005; Pback: Lebanon, Saqi, 2012 

French: Paris, Ed. de L'Olivier, 2006; Paris, Points, 2008
English: New York, Grove/Atlantic, 2006; London, Atlantic Books, 2007

Second Person Singular (Exposure)
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2011; pback: 2013
French: Paris, Ed. de L'Olivier, 2012
English: New York, Grove/Atlantic 2012; London, Chatto & Windus, 2012
Dutch: Amsterdam, Ambo/Anthos, 2012
Slovak: Bratislava, Slovart, 2012
Chinese: Taipei, Crown, 2012
Italian: Milan, Neri Pozza, 2013
English: London, Chatto & Windus, 2013
Catalan: Barcelona, Edicions de 1984, 2014
Polish: Warsaw, Wydawnictwo Filo, 2014

Czech: Příbram, Pistorius & Olšanská, 2014

Spanish: Barcelona, Galaxia Gutenberg , 2015

English: New York, Grove, 2016; London, Vintage, 2017 
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2016

Sayed Kashua

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
The second edition of the Letters of Israel festival will take place in Paris from September 8 to 18, 2017
After the success of its first edition, the Lettres d'Israël festival is gaining momentum, with an enriched program: meetings, conversations, readings , Theater, major authors and discoveries. Zeruya Shalev, Orly Castel-bloom, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Iris Argaman, and many more will participate. Click here for the full program:
Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
Yizhak Mayer: "Meet the Author" Event
Ambassador Yizhak Mayer, author of the moving book “Silent Letter” will hold a “meet the author” event in Netanya. For further info about the event: And for more details about the title click here:
ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
Chana Bloch dies at 77
Chana Bloch, a revered poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish, has sadly passed away earlier this month. Among her many remarkable achievements is the wonderful translation of a collection of poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch​ (W. W. Norton & Company). Chana will be greatly missed.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
Dayan on feminism and writing
Following the release of "Transitions" in English, Yael Dayan talks to Lilith Magazine about her past aspirations and present pursuits. Click here to read the full interview.
Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
To mark the US publication of "Waking Lions" Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about the refugee crisis, internal walls and people behind them in the op-ed for Time. Click here to read the article.
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